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Student Disability Specialist

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
28315713 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $61,800 - $73,850

Position Information

The Student Disability Resources Center provides services for students with various permanent or temporary disabilities. These disabilities may include: learning disabilities; attention deficit disorder; autism, visual, mobility, or hearing impairments; psychological disabilities; chronic systemic disorders (e.g., lupus, Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, diabetes); fractures, strains, or stress injuries. The Disability Specialist interprets medical documentation to recommend and facilitate reasonable accommodations for students with learning, psychological, neurological, and other disabilities to ensure their access to the educational opportunities of the University of California, Riverside. The Specialist works with individual students to determine eligibility for disability-related accommodations and services, providing appropriate follow-up and disability-related counseling. They serve as the campus resource specialist in the development of accommodations and academic adjustments for this population, providing on-going consultation and problem-solving assistance to faculty and staff.

As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement
Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
PhD or PsyD in clinical or counseling psychology or related field, or a Master's degree in counseling psychology (or related field) and two years of experience as a professional psychologist. Preferred


License Requirement
Licensed Psychologist. Preferred
Licensed Educational Psychologist. Preferred


Certification Requirement
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) Preferred
Learning Disability Specialist Certification Preferred
School Psychologist Credential Preferred


Experience Requirement
4 - 7 years of related experience. Required
Experience conducting neuropsychological assessments or learning disability assessments. Preferred
Experience in disability management and or crisis management with adults with disabilities. Preferred
Experience in interpreting psycho-educational reports and neuropsychiatric reports, and ability to apply this information for determination of appropriate disability accommodations. Required
Experience working at a higher education research institution. Preferred

Minimum Requirements

Skill in translating observations, findings, and recommendations from analytical studies into a concise and logical written report.
Demonstrated skill and ability to work effectively, independently, with diverse groups, as part of a team and collaborating with colleagues.
Demonstrated multicultural competence and ability to work with a diverse population.
Superior communication skills to effectively and professionally communicate using tact and diplomacy with the internal and external campus community, including with people with a wide variety of disabilities and their representatives.
Thorough knowledge of assessment, accommodation, and intervention techniques involved in employee's specialty, for example, learning disorders, mobility disability, visual impairment, etc.
Skill in maintaining equanimity in the face of resistance, indifference, or hostility.
Thorough knowledge of procedures for assessing and determining disability accommodation issues, including the Disability Compliance Office procedures.
Strong Knowledge of the legal framework involving accommodations for students with disabilities through state and federal laws and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to train others in basic self advocacy, self helping, and coping skills.

Ability to develop innovative approaches for preventative and developmental interventions.

Demonstrated ability to develop and present programs tailored to a particular audience.

Knowledge, skill, and experience in working with college age adults who have been diagnosed as having learning disabilities, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, neurological disabilities, and psychological/psychiatric disabilities.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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